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Chapter 149 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WINCHENDON TO USE A PORTION OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF PUBLIC PARK LAND FOR LIBRARY PURPOSES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


SECTION 1. The town of Winchendon is hereby authorized to use a portion of a certain parcel of land previously acquired and maintained as a public park for purposes of providing a driveway and parking area to the Beals Memorial Library. Said portion consisting of fifty feet(50'), more or less, along the northern boundary of the park and the northwest portion of the parcel as shown in Map 5B2, Parcel 284 and described on a plan entitled, "Proposed Use of Former Park Land for the Beals Memorial Library, Winchendon, Massachusetts, Prepared February 24, 2000," which is on file in the town clerk's office.

SECTION 2. No document transferring care, custody, control or management of the property described in section 1 shall be valid unless the document provides that the property shall be used solely for the purposes of providing access and parking for the Beals Memorial Library as described in section 1. The document shall include a reversionary clause that stipulates that the property shall revert to the town of Winchendon for public park purposes if the property ceases to be used for the express purposes described in section 1.

SECTION 3. The town of Winchendon shall transfer, for conservation purposes, a parcel of land which is currently under the care, custody, management and control of the board of selectmen. If there is no suitable parcel, the town shall grant a conservation restriction, as defined in section 31 of chapter 184 of the General Laws, on a parcel of land, which is currently under the care, custody, management and control of the board of selectmen for general municipal purposes, to the town's conservation commission. Any parcel transferred or dedicated pursuant to this section shall be of size and value equal to or greater than that of the portion of the parcel described in section 1.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved November 22, 2005.

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